Taking Turns by J.A. Huss
Contemporary Erotic Menage Romance. 1st in a series, doesn’t really stand alone.
January is one of the busiest reading months ever. But when a fellow blogger who I very much trust told me to drop everything and read Taking Turns by JA Huss, I did what I never do. I put down my current read in the middle and read Taking Turns.
Let me preface this by saying that this isn’t a book I would have picked up on my own. I love the 3 guys/one girl theme, but I’m not really a dark and twisty girl. I didn’t read the blurb, just listened to my friend and saw 3 hot guys and a girl and expected delicious smut, but she did tell me there was a lot of emotion.
“You exist to play the game of Taking Turns with us. And you agree to try to make us happy in all ways, at all times.”
Smith, Quin and Bric play a game called Taking Turns. They have a woman that they all share. They each get two nights a week of her alone, but when they are all together, there are no rules. For the last three years they have been sharing Rochelle. But she has suddenly disappeared and Marcella (Chella) has taken her place.
So we start with a mystery. Who is Chella? Where did she come from? Why? And what happened to Rochelle? Two of the three men were ready to move on anyway so they easily invite Chella to be the new player in their quad game.
“She likes the forbidden world we live in. And she wants to be a part of it, whether she realizes it or not.”
You would think it’s all about the sexy times, but it wasn’t at all. (to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t have minded more!). And it took a good portion of the book to uncover the rules of this game.
There are some important rules to the game.
“Because if I fuck you first without the other guys involved, then you’d be mine and not ours. And I’m more interested in ours than mine.”
The three men help run an underground, very high-end swingers club in Denver, and set Chella up in an apartment upstairs. But she is never allowed to go to the club. She is theirs only to share.
“I watch, fascinated by the world they’ve created here in the middle of downtown Denver. A secret world. A forbidden world.”
The three men are very different.
“Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side. Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.”
But Chella likes them all. But what happens to the game when relationships form? Emotions get involved?
I should have known from the title, Taking Turns, that I wouldn’t really get major gang bangs the whole time, but there was one, and it was HOT.
I must admit, I finished this, messaged my friend and said “What the fuck did I just read?” It was so twisty-turny, and there were so many questions that to me it was more of a darkish mystery than anything. But now, a few days later, it’s finally sinking in, and I can’t stop thinking about it.
“I leave her like that. All hot and wet. All ready for more. She will come to understand what this offer is. And even if it’s not her brand of forbidden, she will stay. At least for a while. I know addiction to the dark when see it. And she’s a junkie. “
- Completely unique.
- Told from 4 POV which were never confusing unless you took a break in the middle of a chapter.
- Had way more story and twists than I expected.
- There was plenty of emotion involved.
- I never really guessed anything.
- I loved all three men in their own ways.
- Ended in a mild cliffy, and there is no way I will remember enough details to read the next without a re-read of this. But to be honest, I think this may be even better the second time, because I’d probably pick up a lot more clues and hints.
- I actually wished there was a little more filthy sex.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.25 Stars, 4.75 Heat
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